Thursday, August 27, 2009

Third Month Sort Of

Seriously, me trying to keep up with this blog now that we have two kids is a joke. And as I was putting this together, I feel bad that I just don't take as many pictures of Kaija as I did Kaleb. I hope to get better.
So Kaleb wanted to put my socks on the other day, he then hopped up onto the ottoman to show off his wonderful new trend.
Kaija is growing up so fast, she can already sit up in the bumbo pretty well.
I already slacked on taking a picture of Kaija every month. This is a little over the 3 month mark, but it's pretty close. She is smiling all the time and she loves to babble and laugh.

Mikko loves this picture he think it is funny. I think she looks like a little alien.

Our cute little children. KB likes to sit up in this chair that is in Kaija's room, and then he tells me that he wants Kaija to sit by him. Then he says, "Take a picture Mom".

Kaleb had a fight with the stairs last week, and the stairs won. I did not see what he was doing, but he fell down the stairs and skinned his face up. Poor kid.

Love them. Hoping that Kaija keeps these pretty blue eyes.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Quiet Book

So here are 8 of the 20 pages of the quiet book I finally finished, well 99% finished.
So here is the deal back in June I decided I wanted to get a quiet book for Kaleb for church since he has decided that he can't be still for an hour and really why do we think that toddlers should hold still for an hour. Anyways, I search the Internet to buy one, but couldn't fine any, but found a lady who sold kits. Well on her site it said completed pages, that to me means done like what is shown. But all it was is 10 pages printed on pellon. I still needed to color, assemble and sew. So for some stupid reason I buy 2 kits because I felt stupid that I was at this ladies house and I did not realize how hard it was going to be, so I could not back out. OK that was 35 bucks a kit, but then you have to reinforce the pages, so I end of buying a bunch of extra pellon and wonder how to accomplish that. So I go to Kanab thinking that I will have time to do it down there, but all I accomplish is spraying the pages with starch and ironing them.

So in the past two months I got them colored and made many trips to the store to get felt, fabric markers and crayons, eyelets, shoelaces, ribbon, Velcro and probably more that I am forgetting. I asked the lady how much it would cost if I just paid her to make them and she said she charges $150 a book. Believe me, now I know why she charges that much!!

This last weekend we sent Kaleb to Grandparents house so I could do the sewing, and it took me three days, some bad words and watch a bunch of episodes of Buffy to get it all done.
So my advice for anyone who wants to make a quiet book........ do it if you want to dump a lot of money and time in it and do it before you actually HAVE children, it will be easier.

Kaleb and Kaija will have to play with these for years so that we get our moneys worth!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Blessing Day

We finally had Kaija blessed. She looked so adorable and the blessing by her father was beautiful and we had a wonderful day with our families.
Again me trying to get a shot of her smiling. I borrowed the dress from a neighbor it was so cute.

Our cute little but big family. Kaija did not stay little for long.

Mummi and Pappa with their first grand daughter and 2nd grand child.

Grandma and Grandpa Brown with number 38 grandchild and they love everyone of them. Mom and Dad stayed with us the whole week. They had the booksellers convention and Rhen's wedding to go to. We were glad that they could stay with us. Mom was great help with cooking for the lunch and she provided the meat and my dad helped us put in a bunch of gravel in our landscape. Thanks Mom and Dad!!

Pics by Kaleb

Neither Mikko or I took many pictures at the lunch we had after Kaija's blessing. But Kaleb got a hold of the camera after most people had left. He was loving taking these photos and he did not do too bad of a job.

Friday, August 7, 2009


My friend Lori gave Kaija this adorable outfit. She said that she wanted proof that I would use all these pieces together because this is the way the outfit is supposed to be. It's bold but so is Lori. I think it is cute. Can't get the booties to stay on but they are darling.
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Monday, August 3, 2009

Mmmmm Flour & Dancing

Here is a still shot of my dancing family.

I was making cookies and Kaleb wanted to try out the flour for some odd reason. Well the outcome was this and he loved it. I don't know why, but he is a crazy kid.

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Dancing Family

We had Kaija dancing on the counter so of course Kaleb had to get on the counter too. This is the evidence. I think my family is so cute. If you look closely KB hangs his tongue out lately.